Isle of Man Legislation

As a Crown Dependency of the United Kingdom (UK), the Isle of Man falls within the UK’s ratification of the Chicago Convention, please refer to the ‘Meeting International Standards’ dropdown on the ‘Overview’ page. 

The aviation legislation applicable to the Isle of Man consists of our own national legislation and specific UK and European Union (EU) legislation which we have chosen to apply to the Island.

Where UK and EU legislation has been applied to the Island a document has been prepared to provide stakeholders with an updated and easy to read reference copy. The reference copy is not an official copy of the legislation. You must refer to the original source material for an exact copy of the legislation which can be accessed by searching for the Statutory Document Number (SD) on the Island’s website.

The Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015 is a UK Privy Council Order. References to the original source material for the Order can be found in the Forward of the Order under the Operating Rules dropdown.

 

Enabling legislation providing our legal basis -

The following Operating Rules provide laws covering Isle of Man registered aircraft wherever they may be–

  • Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015 (SI 2015 no 870) - Provides legal requirements for civil aviation operations.
    • This “easy reference” document consolidates the original order and all subsequent amendments;
    • Specific articles that are subject to general permissions/exemptions/approvals are annotated and links provided to these; and
    • The original source order and its subsequent amendments may be accessed from the hyperlinks provided in the foreword of the “easy reference” document.
  • Air Navigation (General) Regulations 2006 (SD 909/06) - amplifies certain content of the Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order.

The following subordinate legislation provides laws covering the conduct of the Registry-

For information about how to request a review of a decision please follow this link.

A complete list of Permissions, Exemptions and/or Approvals that have been issued in relation to the Isle of Man legislation are available on the Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration web site.

Those applicable to 'M' Reg aircraft, wherever they may operate, are available to download below:

ISLE OF MAN 'M' REGISTERED AIRCRAFT OPERATING GLOBALLY

Exemption & Permission 2021/075 TRANSITIONAL AIRCRAFT
Exemption 2021/074 DEMONSTRATION FLIGHTS & DELIVERY FLIGHTS
Exemption & Permission 2021/055 QUALIFIED OWNERSHIP
Exemption 2021/024 FIREPROOF PLATE
Exemption 2021/018 HAND SANITISER
General Approval 2021/009 ISSUE OF A CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE TO SERVICE
Exemption 2020/103 LIFERAFTS - AEROPLANES
Exemption 2020/102 CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE TO SERVICE – SPECIFIED MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Exemption 13/2020 AERODROME OPERATING MINIMA
Exemption 15/2019 MAINTENANCE CHECK FLIGHTS
Exemption 04/2019 SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN
Exemption 19/2016 THE CARRIAGE OF MUNITIONS OF WAR AND SPORTING WEAPONS IN UNACCOMPANIED PASSENGER BAGGAGE